Written by Miami Today on September 14, 2000
High Tech, by Miami Today reporter Candice Ventra, condenses the
latest news in the Miami Internet and technical worlds.
The College of Business Administration at FIU is offering a five-day
intensive e-business seminar for executives from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
starting Sept. 18 and running through Sept. 22 in the Roz & Cal
Kovens Conference Center on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, Biscayne
Boulevard at Northeast 151st Street. Topics will include developing
an e-marketing plan, governance issues in cyberspace and opportunities
in the Internet economy, promoters say. Details: (305) 348-1987.
Fusion Networks, a provider of one-to-one Internet marketing software,
portal technology and content in Miami, will provide software and
portal platforms to the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian
Consulate. Ecuador’s potential Internet user base is expected to
increase from about 1.1 million in 2000 to more than 1.23 million
in 2003, company promoters said. Details: (305) 477-6701.
eHDL, a national e-health company that provides a direct link for
providers and payers of health care and benefits information, has
launched Health eDirectories. The service is a private online directory
for the health care community. Details: (954) 331-6500.
Telefonica B2B, a business to business portal serving the Spanish-
and Portuguese-speaking markets, has formed an alliance with IBM.
IBM will jointly market and deliver Telefonica’s business-to-business,
e-commerce solutions to Spain, Portugal and Latin America, promoters
said. Details: telefonica.com.
Miami Springs-based World Fuel Services Corp. — an aviation
and marine fuel marketing company for more than 1,100 airports and
seaports worldwide — launched its redesigned website at wfscorp.com.
It features a corporate directory, investor information and links
to news, weather and maps. Details: (305) 884-2001.
Vitacost.com, an online wholesaler of nutritional supplements and
resources for what executives call nutra-ceutical information, has
relocated from Springfield, IL, to Boynton Beach at 2049 High Ridge
Road. Executives said the location was chosen over sites in 12 other
Sunrise-based Mortgage.com, a provider of e-commerce infrastructure
for the online mortgage industry, has formed an alliance with Centric
Financial, a leading provider of investment-linked mortgage products
in Charlotte, NC. Mortgage will provide Centric with processing,
approval, financing and closing of mortgage loans for its financial
strategies mortgage program, promoters said.
Miami-based Asista.com, a business-to-business digital marketplace
for the purchase and sale of indirect goods and service in Latin
America, has formed a partnership with Axa, a Mexican conglomerate
of companies involved in the electric cables, transformers, automotive
and lighting industries. Through the agreement AXA will participate
as an anchor buyer in Asista’s marketplace in Mexico, promoters